Got it! Very helpful. Thanks.
But in my case, I wasn't really ever shutting the choke off, even once I got going, since it would die when I slowed or stopped without feathering (in which case sometimes it would still die). So I was just leaving it 1/4-1/2 on. So I rarely ran it with the choke off in this situation. And again, I've only used it twice now, since I discovered this, for not many miles. I'm guessing the previous owner didn't run it recently and that's why it's gummed up so I doubt he did this either. He thought low idle or something, which is why I asked about that.
I assume a qualified technician would be able to tell if all is ok after he gets it all tuned right again. Yes?
You guys are all great. I'm really enjoying learning about the sleds at this level.
'04 Yamaha SX Viper ER 700 (mine)
'03 Polaris Super Sport 550 (kids/wife)